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good morals and we need somebody as a role model. >> reporter: for mccraw, that candidate is romney, not newt gingrich. >> it seems to me that every time he gets a new wife, he gets a new part of his religion. >> reporter: at a ship building yard in panama city romney hit gingrich on ethics charges when he was house speaker. >> he ultimately had to resign in disgrace. he can't rewrite history. >> reporter: that message is resonating with panhandle voters like francis johnson. >> we all forgive, we do, but i just cannot vote for a man with that kind of baggage. >> reporter: now, with supporters like that, romney was sounding even more optimistic this afternoon. after his event here, he sahd he thought things were going in his direction and that he was going to win on tuesday. now here's my colleague dean reynolds with the gingrich campaign. >> reporter: jan, i'm here in orlando with gingrich, and he is well aware that the polls here
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in florida show him down, but he likes to point to other surveys which have him ahead of mitt romney by six to nine points nationally. arguing that he is the true conservative in the race, gingrich took the fight to romney and the republican establishment. >> under the elites, the people who oppose me,some in the democratic party, some in the republican party, under these elites, we have become the america that couldn't. >> reporter: gingrich bristles at criticism of his record, and especially charges that he was insufficiently devoted to ronald reagan's policies of low taxes and small government. >> some fairly crazed people who are terrified i'll become the nominee have been writing this genuinely whacked out things, some of which are that i didn't know ronald reagan, i wasn't actually involved in the reagan years. >> reporter: a feature of his reallies lately is the attendance of romney campaign surrogates, including members of congress, mingling with reporters and defending the former massachusetts governor
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from gingrich's attacks. mr. speaker, what do you make of all these romney surrogates who are bird dogging your events day after day? >> it's a free-- it's a free country. >> reporter: what do you think it's a sign of by them? >> i don't know. does the term "desperation" come to mind? >> reporter: now gingrich admits he was unhappy with his two debate performances this week, thrown off stride, he says, by what he calls mitt romney's dishonesty. maurice. >> dean reynolds in orlando tonight. thank you very much. cbs news political director john dickerson is on the campaign trail in miami. okay, john, three days to go. romney's got the momentum, gingrich seems way off balance. the exact opposite of what happened in south carolina. i mean, who could have predicted this? >> reporter: that's right. mitt romney is the one with the spring in his step now, unlike a week ago in south carolina. and gingrich is off his game. with no more debates to allow him to remind people what they liked about him-- which was that he could be a forceful advocate
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for their conservative cause-- he's left a complaint about romney. as a gingrich adviser put to me, what gingrich needs to do is remind people why they want to vote for newt gingrich, not why romney is bad and that message doesn't look like it's getting through. >> for gingrich, going forward, the establishment is against gaens him. he hasn't got the money. he hasn't got the organization. he has to be worried tonight, don't you think? >> reporter: they are worried. those establishment attacks, the attacks from his peers, have hurt him, along with the barrage of negative ads. he's trying it turn around the criticism saying he's being attacked because he's a challenge to the establishment but that's not workings. coming into the florida, the republican race was a contest of gingrich's momentum versus romney's superior money. if gingrich loses florida and the momentum, we will lose his big advantage against the superior romney machine. >> and later, what florida small business leaders think of the republican field. a fight over natural gas
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employees involve read seeking damages. their lead attorney, joe saleri, argues that the alleged conspiracy kept workers' salaries artificially low by stifling competition. >> they are definitely putting the interest of the company ahead of their employee "please extend my apologies as appropriate to steve jobs" the google e-mail read. >> these were agreements that were hatched and implemented, spread and concealed at the highest levels of these companies. >> reporter: another document, he says, reveals that some
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desires, is not only wrong. it's likely illegal." all the companies insist that the case should be dismissed and argue any allegations of some grand conspiracy are implausible at best. but if the case does gain class action status, lawyers say damages would be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. lee cow an, cbs news, los angeles. >> to syria now, the arab league today suspended its controversial monitoring mission in the country amid a surge of violence. protesters have been calling for an end to president assad's regime. at least 80 people have been killed in the past three days. still ahead, a pennsylvania town and its fracking fight for clean water.
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methane in some of the water wells, enough for ignition at the tap, made famous by a scene from the documentary "gas land." dimock, population 1400, has become ground zero in a national battle over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking a controversial technique for extracting natural gas. >> spent christmas day looking for water, new year's day looking for water, this past sent looking for water. >> reporter: craig sautner and other resident have dealt with leaks wells. fests found sautner's water contains toxic levels of arsenic, barium, manganese and glycol compounds known to be common in drilling fluids. the cause-- fracking by the cabot oil and gas company according to john hanger, former head of the state's department of environmental protection. >> there are 18 water wells that have been impacted. >> reporter: fracking involves
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millions of gallons of sand, water, and potentially toxic chemicals blasted deep into the earth, shattering underground shale a freeing natural gas for collection. it's at the surface where spills and blowouts causeicallyically-infused water to seep into the water table. in 2008, after testing the wells of concerned residents, hanger's agency wrote to craig sautner and other homeowners, blame the contaminated water on drilling activities conducted by cabot oil and gas. >> the water came out looking like coffee with milk in it. >> reporter: the state agency ordered cabot to stop drilling new wells and to deliver fresh water to affected residents. but now, three years later, pennsylvania's environmental agency has changed its mind. a new administration tells cbs news, "there is no evidence in pennsylvania of fracking ever having contaminated drinking water." and said cabot no longer has to deliver water. >> all of a sudden this year, they're saying there's nothing wrong with the water.
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how would he even know? the guy has never been to dimock, nor does he ever plan on coming to dimock. >> reporter: enter the federal government. eight days ago, the e.p.a. made its first fresh water delivery to dimock after its analysis raised flags. >> our ultimate goal is for everybody to have clean water. that's all. >> reporter: now the e.p.a. will do its own investigation of the water. tony guida, cbs news, new york. >> the last american combat troops left iraq in december. and today, st. louis became the first city in the nation to welcome them home with a parade. about 600 veterans took place as thousands of people in the gateway city lined the route to cheer them on. still ahead, florida businessmen with different takes on the g.o.p. candidates. that story is next.
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it's all mine. >> finally tonight, we return to the republican primary in florida where fully 98% of all businesses employ 100 or fewer people. jacksonville is the biggest city in the conservative northern part of the state, a sampling of how local business owners there size up the romney and gingrich battle is tonight's "weekend journal." the jacksonville metro area is home to 1.4 million people, a busy port, and a growing
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high-tech sector. but the unemployment rate of 9.2% remains above the national average. >> so this is a sheet press. >> reporter: 24 of the newly unemployed worked for jon cummins until he shut down his printing company last month. the presses stand idle, for sale. >> the overall business level has been down for a very long time and we did not know when it was coming back. >> i want your vote. >> reporter: cummins let the romney campaign stage a rally here this week so he could meet the candidate. >> i'm definitely hoping that the economy turns around, whoever is in the white house. >> reporter: the visit turned comments from undecided to romney supporter. >> he talked about a free market economy and ending government regulations that are crippling business and small business and it's nutty how many new rules there are now. >> reporter: shawn lednick also wants less regulation and lower taxes. 30 people work for him, manufacturing medical devices and repairing industrial parts. lednick considers romney's business experience too corporate.
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he's backing newt gingrich. >> i feel he's the most qualified. he has some-- a lot of experience with speaker of the house. he preside over surplus. he preside over a budget that was actually balanced, things we aren't doing tent and i think he knows how to get back to that point. >> reporter: paul nowaskey fixes motorcycles and sells them on consignment. he was for gingrich but changed his mind during this week's debate in jacksonville. >> he's not aware of the investments being made in his name. >> i can't. it's a blind trust. >> i'm sick and tired of the arguing between romney and gingrich. for me, i just don't like the constant bringing up the baggage on both of them. you know, they've got to cut that stuff out. >> reporter: he's backing rick santorum. >> i don't look at it as throwing away my vote. i look at it that i'm backing the person they think would make an excellent president. >> reporter: ron paul had been first choice for real estate financier tarek bateh, but now
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he's voting for romney to stop gingrich. >> i see him as very unstable, very much a hot head, can fly off the handle and rush to rash decisions. further, i don't see any track record of his in the business world, at least they would be proud of, taking feddie mac as t something i would be proud of. >> both ron paul and rick santorum have effectively conceded florida and did not campaign in the state today. and that was the cbs evening news. later on cbs, "48 hours." i'm maurice dubois, cbs news in new york, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh today's occupy oakland
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n. . tear gas and arrests. the sudden violent clashes at today's occupy oakland demonstration. and the stance pitting the federal government against the catholic church. and after two years of trying, san jose is giving up. it won't even try to regulate pot clubs. what that means for dispense sears and patients. cbs 5 eyewitness news is next.


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